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    Edited By BradNicholson
    EA is once again proving that it's serious about getting its users to register their games online. Earlier this afternoon, the publisher announced an "affinity awards program" dubbed The Gun Club, which in a nutshell, gives users benefits like in-game unlocks and early access to demos in betas in return for playing EA-published shooters such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 or, eventually, Medal of Honor.

    You can sign up for the Gun Club right now with your EA account, if you so desire, but you'll need to have one of the games supported titles. As for what the future holds for support, well, we're not too sure. But we're told that Battlefield Heroes and Dead Space 2 will eventually be members.  So there's that.

    What can you unlock now? If you're a Battlefield: BC 2 "VIP," you're eligible for an invite to the Medal of Honor beta and will be able to access the game's M24 Sniper Rifle before anyone else. Neat.     
     
    UPDATE: Looks like the Gun Club link is dead. Keep checkin', I suppose.
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    #1  Edited By BradNicholson
    EA is once again proving that it's serious about getting its users to register their games online. Earlier this afternoon, the publisher announced an "affinity awards program" dubbed The Gun Club, which in a nutshell, gives users benefits like in-game unlocks and early access to demos in betas in return for playing EA-published shooters such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2 or, eventually, Medal of Honor.

    You can sign up for the Gun Club right now with your EA account, if you so desire, but you'll need to have one of the games supported titles. As for what the future holds for support, well, we're not too sure. But we're told that Battlefield Heroes and Dead Space 2 will eventually be members.  So there's that.

    What can you unlock now? If you're a Battlefield: BC 2 "VIP," you're eligible for an invite to the Medal of Honor beta and will be able to access the game's M24 Sniper Rifle before anyone else. Neat.     
     
    UPDATE: Looks like the Gun Club link is dead. Keep checkin', I suppose.
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    #2  Edited By Insectecutor

    Gun club? Seriously? This reveal was a baffling moment in the press conference.
     
    Edit: oh wow I got points for this stupid comment.

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    #3  Edited By LimblessPoet

    yes guns

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    #4  Edited By freakydude20

    HA

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    #5  Edited By gunslingerNZ

    God this was so stupid... Especially the ridiculous song that went along with it.

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    #6  Edited By MacGeorge

    Extremely Bad name, Exremely Bad idea.
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    #7  Edited By mosdl

    Rockstar socialclub clone?

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    #8  Edited By Darko

    Don't really get the hate. It's just a rewards program. Who really gives a fuck what it's called? Just not rage-worthy to me.

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    #9  Edited By Mr_I

    site is having technical issues currently

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    #10  Edited By ip007

     OK? Taking a queue for Bungie and Rockstar I see.

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    #11  Edited By Marz

    offline

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    #12  Edited By Darksaw

    Site is down for me when I try to log in.

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    #13  Edited By Slurpelve

    it busy now, u can't even sign-up damnit

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    #14  Edited By JamesM

    I'm not sure I want yet another incentive to play certain games. I'm already being pulled in too many directions at once. I have enough difficulty finishing things before other things come out. I have a literal pile of shame on my desk. It's getting dangerously tall. As in physically dangerous.
     
    Also, what's all this foo nonsense? Is somebody messing with the site templates?

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    #15  Edited By colinjw

    Ok then.

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    #16  Edited By jeffk38uk

    Shame the login is down right now, as the possibility of a MOH beta is enticing. Unless you preordered it, in which case Thursday better be free for you lol.

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    #17  Edited By Tyrant1x

    Terrible name but I have to love EA for their hit and miss humour

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    #18  Edited By The_Laughing_Man

    And of course it doesnt work! 

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    #19  Edited By BeachThunder

    This is embarrassing and slightly patronising =/

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    Please nobody sign up. Don't encourage this crap.
     
    EA isn't doing this to be nice. They have motives behind it.

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    #21  Edited By baggykins

    This seems like a dreadful idea to me :/

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    #22  Edited By FunExplosions

    I hate EA so much.

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    #23  Edited By MrKlorox

    eh... so it's a cross franchise veteran's program. makes sense to me but I hate to see my perfect level 8 BF veteranship go unnoticed with it starting over at 0 with Bad Company 2 in this system.

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    #24  Edited By Rasgueado

    Hrmm... now they just need to get the gun club site working in 3 days. =)

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    #25  Edited By MeetThePyro

    Just more hoops that you have to jump through.

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    #26  Edited By Restrikted

    Cant join the club... Their website is broken

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    #27  Edited By dexterslu

    I actually think this is a great idea - hardly new (Club Nintendo).  Great name, I don't understand why people don't like it - what else would they name it? EA SHOOTIN DUDES CLUB!?  
     
     
    Ok, that might be awesome.

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    #28  Edited By Mechanized

    I hate all these stupid sign up to get shit programs. Put this stuff in the fucking game or fuck off.

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    #29  Edited By DukeTogo
    @TripMasterMunky said:
    " Please nobody sign up. Don't encourage this crap.  EA isn't doing this to be nice. They have motives behind it. "
    God damn these businesses and all their business.  How dare they try to make money.
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    #30  Edited By zdgro
    @freshym said:
    " I hate all these stupid sign up to get shit programs. Put this stuff in the fucking game or fuck off. "
    I agree 185,000%
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    #31  Edited By Lunchbox55
     
     

     

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    #32  Edited By yami4ct

    I don't mind these kinds of rewards programs, but man is that name terrible. The trailer they played was very odd as well. 

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    #33  Edited By Wraith1

    man what a stupid idea

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    #34  Edited By dogsounds

    It seems to be broken. I have that effect.

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    #35  Edited By Sniipe

    Why does it say foooo?

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    #36  Edited By Jellybones

    Medal of Honor: Enemy Territory (might as well be!) beta starts Thursday and I am all over this gun club.

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    #37  Edited By TobyD81

    Not sure I like the heavy emphasis on shooters, in the general gaming world. Shooters are cool, but they're not the only thing out there. EA, I buy a lot of Rock Bad songs, so how about a Music Club?

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    #38  Edited By chrjz

    Cool I'm getting me in the Medal of Honor beta.

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    #39  Edited By GreggD

    Haters gonna hate.

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    #40  Edited By SenorTrampoline

    hey baby you got tickets to the gun club? WHABAM

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    #41  Edited By Tennmuerti
    @ZGoon said:

    " @freshym said:

    " I hate all these stupid sign up to get shit programs. Put this stuff in the fucking game or fuck off. "

    I agree 185,000% "
    The stuff IS in the game, learn to read.
    Only thing you are getting is access to beta and one weapon unlock off the bat rather then with normal multiplayer leveling. The weapon is in the game and everyone will have it regardless.
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    #42  Edited By RedRocketWestie

    They're definitely setting a tone with that name...

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    #43  Edited By Phototropic

    Not a fan.

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    #44  Edited By Baal_Sagoth

    I really hope this doesn't become a hassle and just stays a nice optional bonus like it's been for BFBC2 so far!

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    #45  Edited By alizeyk

    should add in support for older games I already bought.

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    #46  Edited By ch13696

    OK this site has been down since I saw the website announced live. When the hell will they fix it?

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    #47  Edited By ch13696
    @yami4ct said:
    " I don't mind these kinds of rewards programs, but man is that name terrible. The trailer they played was very odd as well.  "
    When I saw the screenshot first just before they announced it, I thought it was an announcement for Black 2. 
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    #48  Edited By Blackout62

    God, it's like my relationship with EA & Dice was destroyed because I didn't buy BC:2. Come on guys don't you remember the good times we had.

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    #49  Edited By Seedofpower

    Meh.... is this free?

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    #50  Edited By Zero_Kane

    I don't play enough shooters(especially from EA)  for this to have any meaning for me.

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